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‘Keep it local’ approach to protecting the rainforest can be more effective...

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Peruvian Ministry of Environment assessed the effectiveness of different approaches to conservation in the...

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Study clears important hurdle towards developing an HIV vaccine

In a study published in 2009, results from a clinical trial carried out in Thailand found that an experimental vaccine against HIV lowered the rate of human infection by 31%. This gave cautious...

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Inferno world with titanium skies

The planet, WASP-19b, has about the same mass as Jupiter, but is so close to its parent star that it completes an orbit in just 19 hours and its atmosphere is estimated to have a temperature of about...

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Pox populi: Study calculates 18th century syphilis rates for first time

A new study has, for the first time, provided statistical information about the likely rate of venereal disease in a community in 18th century urban England. These rare findings are limited to a...

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Cambridge appoints new professor of innovation

Prior to joining Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing in 2002, he worked as a manager and then a director of the St John’s Innovation Centre – one of Europe’s most successful incubators for...

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A rare discovery will shed new light on Mycenaean funerary practices

For the first time, archaeologists have uncovered and carefully documented an intact burial in a monumental chamber tomb of the Mycenaean palatial period, around 3,350 years ago. Research into the...

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Scientists reveal the beautiful simplicity underlying branching patterns in...

Branching patterns occur throughout nature – in trees, ferns and coral, for example – but also at a much finer scale, where they are essential to ensuring that organisms can exchange gases and fluids...

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‘Mysterious’ ancient creature was definitely an animal, research confirms

A new study by researchers at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, and the British Geological Survey provides strong proof that Dickinsonia was an animal, confirming recent findings...

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Cuts to mental health services putting young people at risk, say experts

In an article published today in the Journal of Public Mental Health, the team discuss the policy implications of their study published earlier in the year, which found that young people who have...

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Graduate, get a job … make a difference #7

Gwilym Thomas (Trinity Hall), MB, Medicine (2015)   I graduated from Cambridge’s Medicine course in 2015 and I’m now working as a second year GP trainee, having already completed two years of...

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Winner takes all: Success enhances taste for luxury goods, study suggests

While we may sometimes make expensive purchases because of the high quality of a product, these items often represent status symbols, a phenomenon termed ‘conspicuous consumption’. Evolutionary...

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'Last mile’ fingerprints

The popular conception of fingerprinting often stems from television detective drama, when a perfect print – with clear arches, loops and whorls – emerges from a powder-dusted window to pin the crime...

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Cambridge to launch lectureship in Chinese urban development

The new lectureship will be funded through a gift of £1m to the Department of Land Economy by the Pecan Foundation Limited, a charity organization founded by Dr Justin Chiu. Dr. Chiu is a Senior...

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Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo development

The team used genome editing techniques to stop a key gene from producing a protein called OCT4, which normally becomes active in the first few days of human embryo development. After the egg is...

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Cambridge’s postdoctoral community benefits from new centre

The centre, which has been built at Eddington, the University of Cambridge’s North-West Cambridge development, will be a major professional and social interactive hub for postdocs across the city. It...

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10 quadrillionths of a second to extraction: Researchers set time limit for...

The study, which investigated photovoltaic devices based on a type of materials called perovskites, suggests that these could achieve unprecedented levels of super-efficiency. But to do so, they will...

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Cambridge scientist leading UK’s £65m scientific collaboration with US

This week, UK Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson signed the agreement with the US Energy Department to invest the sum in the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and the Deep Underground...

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Scientists reveal the beautiful simplicity underlying branching patterns in...

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Revealing the personal side of the atomic scientist who changed the world

Sir John Cockcroft was one of the most important and influential scientists of the modern era. He was the joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1951) for his pioneering work at the Cavendish...

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Bookings open for Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Bookings open today [25th September] for the 2017 Cambridge Festival of Ideas, which features a huge range of events and discussions on subjects ranging from empire and Brexit, the future of Europe...

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